Wales Online reported academics at Swansea University, the University of Milan and the Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board (ABMU) have conducted unique experiments that show those people who already have problematic use of the internet become more “impulsive” after exposure to the web,
Internet addication expert Professor Phil Reed from Swansea University collaborated with Professor Roberto Truzoli and Michela Romano from the University of Milan and Dr Lisa A Osborne from the ABMU board to conduct the study.
Professor Reed explained: “This latest study explored the impact of internet exposure on the impulsivity of individuals who reported higher or lower levels of problematic internet behaviour.
“This is the first study to show experimentally the changes of people’s behaviour as a result of exposure to the Internet.”
To view the original article as it appears, plase visit: http://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/internet-addiction-causes-mental-health-9109100.
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